As written in the Around the World section of my book, The Christment Tree, Volume 3,
“In Sweden, St. Lucia day on December the 13th is the day that truly opens the Christmas season. Lucia is the “Queen of Light” and her festival was originally celebrated on one of the darkest and shortest days of the year…. Today, St. Lucia has become the symbol of hope and plenty…. Saint Lucia is placed on top of the Christmas tree to remind us of those who are hungry throughout the world.”
She is definitely one of the harder Christments to make, but again, just read and follow the directions and patterns in Book 3.
For the children, there are very simple letters to make. As shown on the cover of Book 3, there are complete instructions and patterns for writing the words “Peace on Earth.” Yes, we definitely need peace this year and always.
You may also write the word LOVE with beads and letters.
The Christment Tree, Volume 1 provides patterns and instructions for writing LOVE that even 5-year old’s can follow. When I list an age group for a project, it means that I have actually tested the project with children of that age.
Peace to families everywhere around the world. We all need more love this year--now and always.
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